A robber on the run from the law hides out in a house with a young girl and her grandfather, and treats them shabbily. He is later shot and badly wounded, but is rescued and cared for by an... See full summary »
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Broncho Billy (as G.M. Anderson)
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Woman in cabin (as Virginia Ames)
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Woman's father in cabin
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A robber on the run from the law hides out in a house with a young girl and her grandfather, and treats them shabbily. He is later shot and badly wounded, but is rescued and cared for by an elderly, devoutly religious couple, and he begins to rethink the path his life has taken. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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13 February 1915 (USA)  »

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The Prisoner  »

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Filmed at Niles Essanay Studio and Niles Canyon, California, USA. See more »

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Intriguing western one reeler makes us curious about Broncho Bill Anderson.
12 January 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The body of his enormous output is lost or inaccessible but in isolation this one reeler is impressive. It has the religious themes that make the films of William S. Hart or Sam Peckinpah intrigue and unexpected plot twists like Eames taking him out with the long gun. There are early and quite presentable versions of western business, like the chase that diverts through the river bed.

On top of this, Anderson proves to be a better actor than Hart, Tom Mix or his other contemporaries. The sustained take of him delivering a sermon for which there is no sound and no inset title is a considerable set piece.

These little films are fascinating and we can only regret that they are not the early stage of a major career. Anderson proved uneasy about offering himself in sustained characters. He shows up late in his final two reeler SHOOTIN' MAD, when his build had thickened and his acting become broader.




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